Sarah Palin Nude by Pricasso
oh yes. this time it’s a painting created by infamous Australian artist Pricasso (Tim Patch). guess what he paints with? the piece is artistically better, the composition, posing and coloration are more dynamic and fluid. but my statements from before still stand. I am not a Sarah Palin supporter and I am not particularly offended by this piece or the technique involved, but I do wonder if she would be lampooned and, yes, even objectified this way if she wasn’t female. I feel that works like this reinforce the notion that she’s a colossal joke because she’s a chick. don’t get me wrong- I still think she’s a colossal joke, just that her gender isn’t the cause. I think everyone is getting caught up in her femaleness and that can only hurt female politicians who aren’t, actually, colossal jokes.
back to Pricasso, I’ve always wondered about the ramifications of using his tool for the trade. it’s very delicate skin and the toxicity of a lot of different paints and pigments are very well known. even if he uses non toxic paints and solvents, I can’t help but wonder what the impact is on the local environment..
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